Calendar of Events

Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibits

HMSC spring 2015 program guideAll events are free and open to the public, except where noted below. All lectures are at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, except where noted below.

DOWNLOAD the current Harvard Museums of Science and Culture Programs guide. As one of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC), Peabody Museum programs are included, as well as programs for the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and the Harvard Semitic Museum.

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Fridays, 12:30 pm
Saturdays, 1:00 and 2:00 pm
Sundays, 1:00 and 2:00 pm


Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 pm 
Public Lecture

Life at Colonial Harvard: The Archaeological Evidence
Diana Loren, Director of Academic Partnerships and Museum Curator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Patricia Capone, Museum Curator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 pm 
Public Lecture and Book Signing

Ethnobotany in the 21st Century
Michael J. Balick, Vice President for Botanical Science, The New York Botanical Garden

Thursday, April 16, 6:00 pm 
Public Lecture

Understanding Warfare: An Evolutionary Approach 
Michael L. Wilson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota

Saturday, April 25, 1:00-3:00 pm
Family Program

Warrior Moves

Friday, May 1, 3:00-4:00 pm
Special Event

Musical Hues
Dudley World Music Ensemble

Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 pm 
Public Lecture

Teeth and Human Evolution
Tanya M. Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University